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overseas but also has to do with the approaching fiscal cliff. in washington, fox news. >> president obama will become the first sitting u.s. president to visit the southeast asian country of berma later this month. it was a repressive military regime. the white house has encouraged the move towards democracy. the visit was announced this morning. >> election official inside virginia are thinking of solutions to the long lines of voters forced to wait during tuesday's election. voters shouldn't have to wait more than an hour. using optical scans instead of touch screens and bringing in more voting machines. the problem is being blamed on a high voter turn out and few voting machines. >> with the election in the books metro is looking ahead to the inauguration. that's also martin luther king junior day. smart trip cards are already on sale. there will be rush hour service for 17 hours on inauguration day from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. peak fairs will be charged during that time. and charge for parking in lots. and that will be paid on the way out by smart trip card or credit card. >> the museum want
the federal government, the washington area will certainly feel the pain. president obama will emerge today for his first remarks since election night, and he will no doubt talk about congress and the looming fiscal cliff. when taxes go up, government spending goes down at the end of the year. the president's former chief economic advisor paints a grim picture. >> the election is over. if you go off the fiscal cliff, the economy goes into recession the beginning of 2013. this is not a small matter. i think we have to address it. >> reporter: it will come down to these two men. the president expected to draw a line in the sand insisting on a massive tax hike for wealthy americans and republican house speaker john boehner now open to raising taxes in other ways. but he told abc news that tax rates should remain where they are. >> on the table, but through reforming our tax code. and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem, and trying to secure our entitlement program. >> reporter: most economists agree that reforming entitlement programs like medicare,
portions of the viewing area. things will be winding down here shortly. temperatures, 45 now in washington. it's 45 degrees in washington. 61 in boston. up ahead of the front, temperatures remain mild. look what's going ono the north and west. 32 in pittsburgh. 27 in columbus. much colder air this afternoon and tonight. overnight tonight into your early wednesday, close to the freezing mark here in the city. get ready for much cooler air later. breezy conditions, overnight lows. wednesday, thursday, friday look great. a little on the cool side. showers around here by sunday/monday. >> tucker, thank you. >> let's go to julie right now. the latest on our on time traffic. >> on time is wish full thinking this morning. . >> a couple accidents this morning. here we go. outer loop of the beltway. notice i said outer loop westbound 495. that's where the accident occurred tying up the right side of the road leaving route 1 all the way over to connecticut avenue. almost hour and a half commute on that outer loop alone. big delays southbound on 95 travel in headed out towards the belt day. southboun
on the cool side for the remainder of the week. currently washington, the temperature is 43. 30s out at dulles and bwi marshal. forecast high temperature about 10 degrees below average. mid 40s north and west to about 50 here. a little cool for this time of year. that's a look at weather. more details on a brighter looking weekend forecast coming up. let's do traffic and get the latest from julie. >> on the roads right now got our hands full. coming in from the west eastbound 66 down to 31 miles an hour. the pace doesn't improve much. a pattern going as we're well below speed. southbound 270 lanes are open but an hour commute coming southbound from 85 heading into german town. traffic slows again. you'll find if you are traveling metro's red line, this is where we have problems. they are single tracking because of an earlier issue. now we've got delays out in shady grove road. metro's red line troubles to deal with. out on the roads the top stretch of the beltway below speeds trying to get past university. northbound i 95 and 395 a tough commute. delays from court house road. as you make your
right now in washington. 45 dulles. 44bwi marshall. highs today back into the mid- to upper 50s. 57 in town. 50s in the mountains. winchester, in the mid-50s, 54, lots of sunshine, less wind. if you like today, you'll love the weekend forecast. i'll have a that in a couple of minutes. back to you. >>> thank you, sir. >> we have an update on breaking news we've been following in the district. >> early morning robbery that began near dupont circle and ended with shots fired as both victims and suspects moved closer to the white house. wisdom martin is on the story. wisdom? >> reporter: tony and allison, there are a couple of different scenes involved. we know police are still looking for four suspects who were involved in an attempted robbery. we have some video of the initial scene from this incident. we're told by police this attempted robbery started near 18th in the middle of the block on jefferson place. the victims were in a black porsche suv. after this attempted robbery at that location, they started pursuing the suspect in the direction of lafayette square near the white hous
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